I understand that being able to read, write and speak English is a requirement for an FAA Pilot Certificate. But why is that ability printed on said certificate under the “Limitations” section specifically?
Is the FAA is stating that I’m only allowed to operate an aircraft in English because they haven’t tested me in any other language? For instance, would it technically be a violation if I spoke French to Canadian ATC or Spanish to Mexican ATC?
Or is it just that there was nowhere more logical to put that text on the certificate, which they couldn’t change for some reason, and it isn’t actually any sort of limitation?